Connect with us

TV

Grantchester (ITV 2014, James Norton, Robson Green)

Published

on

Grantchester (ITV 2014, James Norton, Robson Green)

Period crime drama series set against the backdrop of the real hamlet of Grantchester, the drama focuses upon the life of Sidney Chambers, a charismatic, charming clergyman who turns investigative vicar when one of his parishioners dies in suspicious circumstances.

A tall and handsome man with a love of warm beer and hot jazz, Sidney is self-effacing, great company and a true romantic. He conscientiously undertakes his parish duties at the church of St Andrew and St Mary’s, and has the ear of his congregation who respect his unique moral insights and dry humour. Sidney thinks the best of people, but intuitively asks all the right questions which often results in an epiphany!

Troubled by nightmares and recurring flashbacks to the time he served in the Scot’s Guards, Sidney is the moral compass of the drama with a desire to put right the wrongs of the past – “we cannot erase our pasts however hard we try. Instead we must carry them with us into the future.”

Grantchester

It is Sidney’s unlikely partnership with gruff, down to earth Detective Inspector Geordie Keating that is central to Grantchester. Geordie’s methodical approach to policing complements Sidney’s more intuitive techniques of coaxing information from witnesses and suspects.

They are partners in crime and forge a true friendship as each offers a different insight into the crimes they begin to unravel.

Novelist James Runcie should know a thing or two about clergy life as he is the son of former Archbishop of Canterbury Robert Runcie.

A 90 minute Christmas special will air December 2016 and a third season will air in 2017.

In the Christmas special despite the fact that Amanda has left her husband Guy and is pregnant there is a definite love between her and Sydney. Meanwhile in the third season the new archdeacon Gabriel Atubo is on hand to remind Sydney that the needs of the community come before his own needs. Peter Davison will guest star as village solicitor Geoff Towler in season three.

production details
UK / ITV – Lovely Day / 12×60 minute episodes / Broadcast 6 October 2014 – 6 April 2016

Writers: Daisy Coulam, John Jackson, Joshua St Johnston / Novels: James Runcie / Music: John Lunn / Producer: Emma Kingsman-Lloyd / Executive Producer: Diederick Santer

cast
James Norton as Sidney Chambers
Robson Green as Detective Inspector Geordie Keating
Morven Christie as Amanda Kendall (Sidney’s love interest)
Tessa Peake-Jones as Mrs Maguire (Sidney’s housekeeper)
Kacey Ainsworth as Cathy Keating
Al Weaver as Leonard Finch (Curate)
Pheline Roggan as Hildegard Staunton
Fiona Button as Jennifer Chambers (Sidney’s younger sister)
Ukweli Roach as Johnny Johnson (Jennifer’s boyfriend)
Tom Austen as Guy Hopkins
Pip Torrens as Sir Edward Kendall (Amanda’s aristocratic father)

Advertisement












Latest

Penny Princess (1952, Dirk Bogarde, Yolande Donlan)Penny Princess (1952, Dirk Bogarde, Yolande Donlan)
Movies5 hours ago

Penny Princess (1952, Dirk Bogarde, Yolande Donlan)

In Penny Princess, a tiny European country which for years has survived financially only through evading its bills and smuggling is...

39 Steps, The (1959, Kenneth More, Taina Elg) 39 Steps, The (1959, Kenneth More, Taina Elg) 
Movies5 hours ago

39 Steps, The (1959, Kenneth More, Taina Elg)

Ralph Thomas’s film is the least well-known of the cinematic versions of John Buchan’s ripping chase yarn. And yet, as...

Thief of Bagdad, The (1940, Sabu, Conrad Veidt)Thief of Bagdad, The (1940, Sabu, Conrad Veidt)
Movies5 hours ago

Thief of Bagdad, The (1940, Sabu, Conrad Veidt)

Producer Alexander Korda’s fantastical Technicolor delight, inspired by the 15th century tale One Thousand and One Nights, retains its considerable...

Operation Amsterdam (1960, Peter Finch, Tony Britton)Operation Amsterdam (1960, Peter Finch, Tony Britton)
Movies5 hours ago

Operation Amsterdam (1960, Peter Finch, Tony Britton)

‘Michael McCarthy’s considerable experience in the documentary field is well in evidence in this semi-factual war melodrama set in Nazi-occupied...

Castaways: Only The Lonely (ABC 21 Aug 2018)Castaways: Only The Lonely (ABC 21 Aug 2018)
Episodes5 hours ago

Castaways: Only The Lonely (ABC 21 Aug 2018)

Only the Lonely: Tim and Krichelle meet Eric, who has been on a solo journey and feels hesitant to join...

Castaways (ABC 2018)Castaways (ABC 2018)
TV5 hours ago

Castaways (ABC 2018)

Visually stunning, new reality series Castaways follows 12 diverse individuals as they’re dropped alone throughout various islets in Indonesia and...

Carter (WGN 2018, Jerry O'Connell, Sydney Tamiia Poitier)Carter (WGN 2018, Jerry O'Connell, Sydney Tamiia Poitier)
TV6 hours ago

Carter (WGN 2018, Jerry O’Connell, Sydney Tamiia Poitier)

Carter is a 10-episode comedy drama series that revolves around Harley Mackay (O’Connell), an actor playing a detective on a...

Alien (1979, John Hurt, Sigourney Weaver)Alien (1979, John Hurt, Sigourney Weaver)
Movies6 hours ago

Alien (1979, John Hurt, Sigourney Weaver)

When Ridley Scott was chosen for Alien , he was on a roll from The Duellists and delivered a slick...

Sailor Beware (1956, Ronald Lewis, Peggy Mount)Sailor Beware (1956, Ronald Lewis, Peggy Mount)
Movies6 hours ago

Sailor Beware (1956, Ronald Lewis, Peggy Mount)

The mother of all mother-in-law jokes. Peggy Mount raises the decibel levels of durable British farce Sailor Beware. She plays...

Previews

TV